Title: Taken by Desire
Series: Demonic Desires, Book 1
Author: Valerie Twombly
Release Date: May 18, 2015
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Greydon has two important missions: Find his brothers and rescue his people. His duty becomes
complicated when he’s forced to beg a human to save his life.
Aimee Jarvis always considered her bookstore a detour to bigger things. Little did she realize her next
stop would be the intriguing world of a demon prince. Yet, she finds the dangerous Greydon alluring.
While their attraction continues to burn, they both deny what their hearts already know. It will take the
mystery of an ancient civilization and a shocking discovery for them to admit their desire.
Greydon and Fang checked the perimeter of the compound to be sure there was no trouble. Greydon
didn’t trust Zolar, even if it was impossible for the god to enter. It would only be a matter of time before
the god succeeded in finding a way in.
“So, how do you feel knowing that Aimee is part demon?” Fang asked.
Greydon shrugged. “How am I supposed to feel?”
The demon protector snorted. “You have the fucking hots for her. Why won’t you simply admit it?”
Greydon stopped outside the front door to the palace. “Just like you to speak what’s on your mind.”
“Will you deny it?” Fang raised a brow.
Greydon laughed. “No, I guess I’m not.”
“Well that’s good because her scent is all over you. So, what are you going to do about it, or have you
“I don’t know.” He opened the door, crossed the threshold with Fang on his heels and immediately
sensed Aimee’s restlessness. He was driven to find her. “Fang, I have something I need to do.”
“Of course you do.” The demon walked in the other direction, laughing to himself.
“I’m glad he finds this humorous,” Greydon mumbled under his breath as he followed both Aimee’s
scent and the pull his tie had to her.
Seconds later, he found himself standing in the doorway of the expansive library, staring at her as she
stood in front of the fire. The black yoga pants formed to every inch of her lean body and the pink tee
allowed her midriff to peek out.
“You look far away.”
She jerked and spun to face him. “I didn’t hear you. I wasn’t tired so thought I’d come in here.”
He walked into the room and made himself comfortable on the couch in front of the fireplace.
“Something bothering you?”
She rubbed her arms as if cold, but he knew better. She was anxious about something. He could smell it.
“I’ve been thinking. I want to help you, but I’m not sure how. Maybe you can guide me in the right
He cocked his head and stared at her, then patted the seat next to him. “Come sit and we can discuss
She plopped down beside him and stared straight into his eyes. “I want to get one thing straight. I know
you think that your attraction to me is from the blood bond, and maybe it is. However, I’m attracted to
you as well and I have no bond to blame. I liked the kiss, and well, I hope you’re not discouraged from
doing it again.”
At a loss for words, he figured the best place to start was with her request to help. “Okay, let’s deal with
one thing at a time. I think you might be a big help in deciphering our society. We’re taught when we are
very small about this world and what happened here. However, there are many gaps. You studied
ancient languages and have a love for old books.”
She nodded. “I think I know where you might be going with this. You want me to do some digging
around here to see what I can learn?”
“Would you mind?” he asked, watching her eyes light up and a big smile spread across her lips. He
realized he liked seeing her happy.
“Absolutely! I would be honored. I have to admit, it would also give me a chance to learn more about my
“I guess you probably have a lot of questions. I know I sure as hell do. In the morning, Fang and I plan to
go back to the compound where you were held, and see if we can locate the others.”
Aimee stared off into the flames. “I’m sure by now they know I’m gone.” Her pleading gaze came back to
meet his. “You have to save the other humans there too. God only knows what they’ve done to them.”
The need to provide comfort coursed through him so he brushed his thumb down her cheek, desiring
the intimate contact. “I’ll do my best, but you have to understand. My people, and especially my
brothers, come first. After that I will not hesitate to save who I can.”
“Of course I understand, and I wouldn’t expect any less.” She leaned into his palm and desire darkened
her hazel eyes.
He couldn’t stand it anymore, so he leaned in and brushed his lips across hers. He wanted more, and
even though she’d admitted being attracted to him, he still held back. However, it took him by surprise
when she placed her palms on his chest and pushed him back into the couch. Her lips never broke
contact with his and when he could go no further, she wrapped her arms around his neck. Her tongue
pressed and he opened, allowing her to sweep in and taste him. She positioned herself between his
spread legs and the next thing he knew, she was grinding against his swollen erection.
She laced her fingers in his hair as her tongue continued to plunder his mouth. Never before had he
given control to a woman. He wondered why, since he was loving every second of it.
He slid his hands down her back and cupped her ass, digging his fingers into the firm flesh. She moaned
into their kiss and pressed harder against him. Heat radiated between her thighs and caused his shaft to
ache. He needed both his cock and his fangs buried deep inside her, but damn he had to stop this and
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About the Author
As a child, Valerie would often get into trouble for peeking at her mother’s favorite TV show, Dark
Shadows. She can still hear her mother saying. “It will give you nightmares.” She was right of course, but
that did not stop Valerie from watching. As an adult, her love of the fanged creatures never waned. She
would watch any vampire movie she could find.
Being a true romantic, Valerie was thrilled when she discovered the genre of paranormal romance. Her
first read was one of Lara Adrian’s, Midnight Breed Series and from there she was hooked.
Today, Valerie has decided to take her darker, sensual side and put it to paper. When she is not busy
creating a world full of steamy, hot men and strong, seductive women, she juggles her time between a
full-time job, hubby and her two German shepherd dogs, in Northern IL. Valerie is a member of
Romance Writers of America and Fantasy, Futuristic and Paranormal Romance Writers.
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Now let”s meet the two main players in the story.
A wealthy financier with alleged ties to
organized crime. He”s arrogant,
stubborn, and obsessed with the quiet,
gentle woman who may not be as delicate
as she seems.
A sheltered pop star living a life created
by others. She”s bold on stage, yet
guarded when the lights fade.
No longer controlled by her mother, manager, or former fiancé, pop star Shae
Armstrong steps out on her own and into the path of Nick DeMarco, a wealthy
investor with alleged ties to organized crime and real childhood scars to overcome. She
wants to take it slow. He needs her now, in his life and in his bed.
Nick’s enemies threaten her career, her friendships, even her sanity, but not her heart –
the one thing Nick holds precious. He proves his love is real, and she stops running.
Until everything around them falls apart, including him. He swore he would never
hurt her. Instead, he almost destroys them both.
Buoyed by her new-found confidence and strength his love instills in her, Shae makes a
dangerous choice, sacrificing her happiness for his, just like he always does for her.
Unable to let her break the connection between them, Nick accepts the trust she places
in him, the depth of her love giving him the courage to try again.
Now that she’s found her own voice and helped him see who he really is, can Shae
survive the challenges of living in Nick’s world?
About the Author
Nikki Belaire Biography
Nikki writes contemporary romantic thrillers and admits to a weakness for alpha males
and bad boys, especially ones who can’t live without the strong women they love. She
spends more time in her characters’ lives than her own. But, when she’s in the real
world, her passions include reading, wine appreciating, running, and spending time
with her husband and daughter.
The first book of Nikki’s Surviving Absolution series is Wine & Whiskey, which
launched through Secret Cravings Publishing. Heat level: three flames
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Excerpt 2 (Adult)
Pinkness tints her cheeks as she tilts her head, tucking a strand of hair behind
her ear. Her sudden shyness intoxicates him, a heady combination of adorable and
sexy, making her pleasure his only goal. He slips his hands under her negligee,
lifting it off and tossing it aside. The pressure in his groin almost erupts at
her pink nipples straining taut against his chest.
Keeping him from taking one in his mouth, she slides her delicate hands under
his chin, studying his face, scanning his features as if searching for something
beyond the surface. He freezes under her gaze. She delves deeper than any other
woman, almost farther than he can endure, fearful she’ll pierce the mask hiding
the real him. And, despise what she finds underneath. His voice chokes in his
A soft smile graces her angelic face. “Has anyone ever told you how wonderful
No. Because no one’s ever thought it but her.
Her mouth finds his. Chaste kisses, smiling against his lips. “And romantic.”
Pressing softly, barely touching. “Thoughtful.” Driving him to the edge as he
resists every urge to devour her. “Sexy.”
Just when he can’t hold back any longer, she thrusts her tongue inside, making
him moan as his fingers slide across her cheeks online casino and into her hair, absorbing all
of her sweet essence. Fighting to control his desire, he breaks away, dipping
his head and flicking his tongue against the hardened nub, keeping her in place
as her back arches. She drives her hands through his hair, wrapping her fingers
around the burgeoning curls on his neck he hates, her breathy whisper like
fireworks against his skin. “These are perfect to hold on to when you make love
Okay, maybe they aren’t so bad. She lifts up from straddling him as he grasps
the waistband of her panties. Her fingertips burn his skin in their urgency to
help him push them down. In her raised position, he teases her wet core,
stroking the soft folds before plunging a finger inside. She gasps, her legs
trembling, and begins to lower herself back down. Wrapping his arm around her
waist, he holds her up as she rests her head on his shoulder. His body flames
with need at her lips on his ear. “Your fingers are magic.”
“That’s not my only trick.”
As she whispers his name, her hands move to his pants, unbuttoning and unzipping
them as he lifts up to free himself from the fabric separating them. He reaches
into his pocket and pulls out a foil packet before kicking his pants all the way
off. Her eyes never waver from his as he guides her hips over his throbbing tip.
She slides down his length, her lips parting in a sharp gasp, her small fist
wrapping around his shirt. Pain grips his chest at her hesitation. “Are you
A slow smile curls her lips as she nods. “I’ve never been on top. You’re a lot
to take in at once.”
“I don’t want to hurt you.”
Coiling her arms around his neck, she slowly raises and lowers her body, letting
him stretch and fill her, building tension in him begging to be released. Silky
perfection moving under his fingertips. All he can see is her. Nothing else
exists. No barriers between them. Only her sweetness surrounding him, flowing
over him like the purest honey. “Do you know how much I love you?”
She nods, her eyes heavy with desire, locking with his. God, she’s so beautiful.
“How right this is?”
Her head dips again, her gaze boring into his, humbling him with the enormity of
“How I”m never letting you go?”
Her pace quickens at his words. Their bodies’ slick with sweat, skin sliding
against skin as she accepts him completely. He grasps her hips, grinding into
her while helping her ride him faster and deeper. The rhythm of his hard thrusts
matches her racing heart against his chest, her muscles pulsing and tightening
around him. “Nick, I…”
He can’t hold back, and he’s taking her with him. “Tell me, sweetness.”
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Demons – Imagine Dragons
The Heart Wants What it Wants – Selena Gomez
Say Something – Great Big World
Stay – Rihanna
I Could Not Ask for More – Edwin McCain
Let Her Go – Passenger
Adore You – Miley Cyrus
Clarity – Zedd
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Title: Blind Love
Author: Kishan paul
Release Date: June 2, 2015
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Publisher: Samhain Publishing
She doesn’t need a hero. But a sexy Marine…that’ll work.
Though Lauren Baxter’s world is a blurry mess of colors, she has no tolerance for pity. With the help of her guide dog, Jack Sparrow, she’s built a good life for herself. She has everything she wants: her PhD, a thriving counseling practice and her independence.
When she meets her new neighbor, the man’s warm Texas accent and clean male scent weaken her knees. Her attraction to the former Marine is mutual and, unfortunately, a complication she doesn’t need.
Gabriel Briggs carries the weight of the world on his shoulders. He has his reasons for indulging only in short-term flings, but the feisty, green-eyed Lauren makes him want to forget every one.
In a rare moment of fragility, Lauren winds up in Gabe’s arms. One night together can’t break their self-imposed rules, right? But when a woman from Gabe’s past is murdered, the reasons he should have stayed away become painfully clear, threatening innocent lives he may not be able to save—especially Lauren’s.
Available for pre-order May 3, 2015:
About the Author:
From daring escapes by tough women to chivalrous men swooping in to save the
day, the creativity switch to Kishan Paul’s brain is always in the “on”
position. If daydreaming stories were a college course, Kish would have
graduated with honors.
Mother of two beautiful children, she has been married to her best friend
for over seventeen years. With the help of supportive family and friends, she
balances her family, a thriving counseling practice, and writing without
sinking into insanity.
Her novella, Taking the Plunge, is currently available in the Love Least
Expected Anthology on Amazon.
Sam Monroe is cynical and trusts no one. He lives his life just the way he likes it – no promises and no regrets. All he wants is a willing woman a couple times a week to give him a few moments where there are no painful memories.
Courtney Gallagher is a single mom doing her best at raising her young son. She longs to feel wanted again, to receive the touch of a loving man. Even though her heart is fragile, she has hope there’s someone out there for her and her son.
Courtney rents a place from Sam, and their relationship becomes complicated. Sam is willing to let her in his bed, but not his heart. Courtney feels a pull towards Sam, but learns that trust is definitely something to be earned.
Can she forgive his mistakes? Does he want to be forgiven?